Saturday, March 21, 2009

New Class Added

Above: Fishing the Gallatin
, © Diane Wesman, approx. 8 x 12". Pastel on Canson Mi Tientes Paper.

Past students have asked for another pastel class at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. So now we have one: Tuesdays, from April 21 to May 26, 6:30 to 9 p.m. We will meet to work in the luscious medium of pastel. This will be an intermediate class for those who have taken a pastel class from me or for anyone who has some experience working with soft chalk pastels.

Use the link to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory to sign up.

When the weather permits we will work outside. For those who would like to start landscape painting, they will have that option. Others may choose to stick with painting their favorite plants and that is OK, too.

Fishing the Gallatin, above, like many of my paintings, was done while my husband was fly fishing. Here I used Rembrandt pastels. They are the real work horses in my pastel collection. They travel well, are widely available and economically priced.

We won't have this stunning vista but we will have Como Park! I hope you will join me to explore the wonderful possibilities of pastel.

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